No, not a balding Captain America who can draw/paint better than he did when he was drawing his own Captain America comic in the comic books. It was a rhetorical question.
You actually get Alex Ross designing the classic red, white and blue of Captain America's costume. Hot damn, this should be good!
A CAP SUIT RE-CAP
Alex Ross’ new Captain America design is only the latest outfit in the hero’s long line of flag-waving fashion
By Matt Powell and Brian Warmoth
Posted October 11, 2007 2:50 PM
THE COSTUME THAT STARTED IT ALL
Throughout his 67-year history, Captain America has never gone without a striking ensemble to match the force of his fist. This week, Marvel unveiled Cap’s suit du jour, a fully armored homage to Steve Rogers’ classic look by the inimitable Alex Ross. Here are the suits that have built one of the longest costume traditions in comics and made Ross’ possible.
Rogers’ original shield could have stabbed a hole through someone, and his headwear didn’t offer much in the way of neck protection, but as the decades rolled on, the stars and stripes stayed right where they began.
The longest-running Captain America uniform, accompanied by the classic discus shield, is equal parts inspiring to friends and haunting to foes, and proves you can’t beat a classic.
|When Rogers rebelled against a government he couldn’t agree with in 1974, he temporarily dropped his red, white and blue duds and slipped into some spandex and a cape whose blue and gold color scheme might have better suited a national hero of Sweden.|
Before John Walker inherited the suit as USAgent, Rogers briefly opted to wear black, keeping his classic red boots and gloves, but becoming significantly less visible against the night sky.
When Cap’s super-soldier serum mutated and paralyzed his body, Tony Stark designed an armored exoskeleton to protect the hero in his crusade against injustice.
Following an accusation of treason and his subsequent exile from the United States, Steve Rogers donned the stars-and-stripes-less garb of the Ex-Patriot.
TRADITIONAL COSTUME WITH POUCHES
Expanding his arsenal beyond his shield, Captain America modified his traditional costume with mounted pouches on his belt, housing tools to keep him prepared for any possible encounter.